Monday, March 28, 2016

Chinese Coins Framed in Black

I finished sewing the binding on this llittle quilt last night and sent it for a trip through the washer and dryer.

Here's a closer look. I used a variegated thread on this one. I haven't done that for a while, but somehow it seemed like the right thing. The fabric really is a solid black, but it's hanging on a sunny patio and the sun is shining through it.

The backing is this cute flannel print and there is a multicolored stripe for the binding.

Cuddly, comfy after the wash and dry.

That's Chloe there behind the quilt with Pete, the parakeet hanging over her head. I have to keep an eye on both those cats of ours. They sometimes get an urge to reach out and touch that bird!

I do so love this time of year. I wish I could share the beauty all around with you in person, but for now, it's still mighty nice to see pictures! I am trying to absorb every bit of Spring I can while it lasts. It will be Summer all too soon!

It was cold enough this morning that I turned the heat on for a while. This afternoon we had the air conditioning on, and now the windows are open to the pleasant evening air. Ah, Houston!

I do hope you are having good weather and lots of pretty things to see in your world.. We have been given lots to enjoy, and I am thankful!

Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Sounds like fickle spring has sprung! It seems like it can never decide if it wants to be cold or warm. We had temps in the 70s this weekend and frost on the car window this morning. I love it! Another beautiful quilt Elaine! Oh and Pete! Living life on the edge LOL!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Pretty little quilt!

It was 32 degrees here this morning and supposed to be high 60s tomorrow. Spring is all over the place in temps here too.

Sheila said...

Beautiful flowers and coin quilt! Thank you for sharing pictures. A coin quilt is on my short list.
Our temperatures are all over the place. I'm enjoying spring here in NC.

Karen S said...

The coins are such a great way to effectively use up a lot of scraps and make a quilt that looks delightful. The black background works well on the one and I love the quilting.
Beautiful garden pictures.
You sure do have all seasons in the day with the temperatures!

Haddock said...

Like that array of colours.

Susie Swanson said...

Gorgeous flowers and quilt. Spring is trying to come in here but winter is fighting is fighting it every step. Freezing Temps for tonight. Wishing you many Blessings and lots of Love, xo

Wonky Girl said...

What a pretty quilt, the quilting pattern and thread really are frosting on the cake. You sure have some lovely plantings in your yard. Spring started a while back at our place then we had some freezes and high wind. Everything is struggling to come back. I may help things along by planting some potted flowers.